"Best of all was Erika Person...

headshot"Her natural acting and artful singing [was] ... the musical and dramatic high point." (Forbes on Film & Footlight)

American mezzo-soprano Erika Person is a versatile singing actress, recognized for her sensitive singing and captivating stage presence.  Her opera repertoire includes Adalgisa (Norma), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) and Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) to name a few.  Hailed by the press for her work in operetta, Erika has regularly been featured with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) since her debut in the title role of Iolanthe in 2004 and with the company has performed nearly the full G&S canon. Erika recently received NYGASP's 2014-2015 Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Excellence and lifetime contribution to the company. Erika was also named as a finalist in the National Opera Association's 2015 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition. As an oratorio and concert soloist, she has appeared in concert with Lake George Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, the Oratorio Society of Queens, at the Austrian Cultural Form, and New York City Center and Symphony Space.

Visit Erika's Video page for clips of her recent debut performances of "The Deepest Desire" by Jake Heggie, "Motetti di Montale (Libro 2)" by John Harbison, and "Ave Maria" by dear friend & NYGASP cohort David Auxier

Erika maintains a small private voice studio in Manhattan. Please contact her at erika@erikaperson.com to set up a consultation. 

Current Shows

October 14, 2015
Soloist – Bernstein Remembered with Maestro Lloyd Arriola

October 18, 2015
Edith in The Pirates of Penzance in Red Bank, NJ

October 19, 2015
Pleasant Riderhood / Lady Tippins in Our Mutual Friend by Larry Gelb

November 7, 2015
Iolanthe with NYGASP at NYU Skirball Center

November 18, 2015
Soloist - Angeline and Her Tattooed Man with VHRP LIVE!

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